In a breath taking mountain scenery 2000meters above sea level is the ski lodge wolf with the dimensions of 22 x 16 x 7 meter is situated. Like a peak the saddle roof stands out and adapts itself in the topography of the surroundings. Chosen as main material for the building was the sustainable material wood. The façade is cladded with a vertical and horizontal screen made of rough sawn spruce in different widths. Reinforced concrete was used for the fundament and reminds to the old lodges built on a stone base.
The project is located in the darien province in the republic of panama. The darien province is in the eastern end of the country bordering wirh colombia and the pacific ocean. More than 1/4 of the province is protected forest reserves. This area is locarted in the heart of central america’s most bio-diverse region.
The “darien gap” is located here, an extense and large region of undeveloped swampland and humid lowland forests, with no roads (the missing link of the pn-american highway). In this reagion is easy to spot harpy eagles (panama’s national bird, and crested eagle as well as a diverse amount of birds).
The roost is a family-run cabin lodge located in the Andean foothills near San Fernando, in Chile’s central mountain range.
The presence of rivers and large canopies of peumo, quillay and oak forest constitute a natural environment with large ecological and landscape value, making this spot an important place for spotting birds such as the Burrowing parrot.
The genesis of this house might have a somewhat peculiar narrative. The possibly reversed but certainly not unwanted process of conceiving and designing the space where the foremost sensory role has the nature itself.
Initially, before everything else, there was a walnut tree, providing perfect natural shade and representing the first outdoor residing space. Over time, a terrace was gradually shaped around the tree, and eventually the idea of building the house emerged.
Completely rebuilt to combine spectacular design with exceptional wildlife adventures, &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge re-opened its doors on 1 September 2014. Luxury experiential travel company &Beyond called on leading creative teams from around the globe to achieve the dramatic transformation of the. Inspired by the unique body shape and nesting habits of African animals and birds, the lodge features a distinctive and innovative design.
Stavanger Turistforening (STF) or the Stavanger Tourism Association has 23,000 members and provides active, versatile and environmentally friendly activities in the wilderness for young and old, families, amateur hikers and mountaineering enthusiasts.
STF has 35 self-catering mountain lodges in the area. Visitors are usually members of Norway’s trekking associations. The system is built on trust: each person leaves money for the accommodation in a box inside the lodge or fills in an invoice form with their personal information. Since the lodges are mostly a long way from roads and traffic and difficult to get to, it is also the task of the visitors to take care of the visitors coming after them: everyone replenishes the food supply, brings firewood and cleans the lodge before they leave.
The site for this special construction project is a small wooded property beside an old quarry right at the eastern fringe of the town of Schrems in Lower Austria. A combination of several happy coincidences makes this site the ideal location for a very special tourism project.
This all-year cabin is located in the mountains above the village Ål, amidst cross-country ski tracks in winter and hiking tracks in summer. It is well suited for the family of five and designed to accommodate changes in family composition and a mix of generations in the years to come. The project has had a particular ambition to adapt to the existing topography and natural surroundings, while taking advantage of the beneficial opportunities of the site.
Harvested from plantations that procure income to millions of people, coconut wood is a sustainable product by excellence. The cycle of coconut production, felling/processing and re-plantation, guaranties a sound renewable supply that doesn’t impact the environment. After being used all their life coconuts, the trees become senile around 60 years old. They can then be cut and used for construction, furniture and decoration, which will constitute a windfall profit for the farmer and an excellent material for sustainable Architecture.